Announcing the OpenCorporates Trust – a new entity that guarantees the OpenCorporates mission to open up company data for the public good. Read more on our blog.
The Open Database Of The Corporate World

Working for the public good

OpenCorporates is a very different type of organisation. We work as a social enterprise, and our primary purpose is to make information about companies and corporate structures freely available to all for the public benefit.

We support this with an innovative and sustainable business model, charging proprietary users for access to our structured data. This income also supports the public benefit campaigning work we do (our work in the campaign for a UK public beneficial ownership register was recognised in this important report for Omidyar Network), as well as the expert support we give to NGOs, journalists, academics and more.

Consequently we are considered by NGOs and governments to be part of civil society and are members of the following civil society groups:

Public benefit use of our data

If you are an NGO, academic, journalist or other public benefit user, we want you to use our data. Apply for a free public-benefit API key, join our Slack community, or email

3 ways to access our data

OpenCorporates API

OpenCorporates’ API gives you direct, real-time access to the underlying structured data, with powerful queries and results as JSON or XML, ready to enhance data on demand or power onboarding or investigation workflows. Plans start from as little as £99/year.

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Bulk Core Legal Entity Data

For some users, only access to complete datasets will do, allowing the detailed analysis, integration with internal or third-party data, and importing via existing ETL processes. Available as CSV files, with a variety of delimiters/formats and regions.

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Other Datasets

From subsidiary data from SEC 10-K filings to US branch relationships, OpenCorporates has a number of specialised data products to enrich and enhance your understand of corporate activity.

See our datasets

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